Dear UrbanMP82 ,
Thank you for your query.
Meniere's disease is diagnosed on the following criteria:
b. Fluctuating hearing loss
d. Fullness in the ear
There is usually nausea and vomiting, the hearing usually worsens during an attack and the tinnitus also worsens. Earache is not a usual symptom.
Labyrinthitis involves both the cochlea and the vestibular labyrinth and is associated with hearing loss. Since you do not have hearing loss, your diagnosis cannot be labyrinthitis. To me it appears that your symptoms may be caused by vestibular neuritis, a condition affecting the vestibular nerve but not the labyrinth.
However, I would recommend a few tests to make the diagnosis clearer. You should get a PTA (Pure Tone Audiogram) to document any hearing loss. Meniere's disease usually causes low frequency hearing loss initially (Audiogram sloping to left). A Tympanogram done to check middle ear pressures would also help with the diagnosis. A normal tympanogram would also mean that flying is not a problem.
The symptoms of Meniere's preceed the vertigo. Hence symptoms that you experience after the attack do not indicate Meniere’s.
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The last sentence should read, "Would these symptoms and earache occur after the attack or mostly preceding and during one-if it were meniere's?"
Could this ear pressure be due to my sinuses? I've heard even the Labyrinthitis could be sinus induced.
just i want to know doctors usually after how many days they will answer?because i asked a question in this form but nobody answered me??
thank you for your help
I have wondered the same, as looking at the posts the last doctor one was 31st March. I just paid $20 for a question but didn't check the forums first, so am now unsure if it will be answered. Hopefully the 2 doctors are just on vacation, or only answer fortnightly, not sure, but lets hope.
yes you are right,i posted the same question in free community and one volunteer doctor answered me for free,but here even i paid money nobody answered,i asked the admin of website he said ,usually doctor answering in 10 days,but 10 days passed and still no answer,and now even the admin not answering.